Jul 17, 2013

Distance for today = 56.94 km; Total distance = 23,309.56 km; Location = Ceduna – 32 07.638’ S, 133 40.422′ E; Start time = 0835, Finish time = 1707


It’s Carmel’s birthday. She celebrated it last year in Chicago, and tonight she is celebrating in Ceduna. They are chalk and cheese as towns, but that’s the nature of a world run – a year can get you a long way.

It was another long run into Ceduna, at nearly 57 km. Jeff ran the last 21 km with me, which was his longest run since 1976. Chook and Silvia joined in for the final 11 km. I’m a bit tired, as I had to endure a strong crosswind for the first half of the day. It was a bit of a struggle over the last few kilometres.

Peter and Jane are back with us, so tonight’s birthday festivities involve eight. I am writing this from the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel. Tomorrow I head south, toward Streaky Bay.

PS The server for the tracker appears to be down, and it is not showing me in the correct location, which is right in the middle of Ceduna.